Thomas Gainsborough - Seascape



Thomas Gainsborough
Seascape
1781
102.2 x 127.9 cm
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection


Literature

Collection catalogues
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 499


Provenance

Possibly by descent to Margaret Gainsborough
probably Augustine Greenland
sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 25-28 January 1804, 4th day, nr. 43, bought by Charles Birch
probably with William Dermer, who sold it in 1805 to Sir John Leicester, Bt., later 1st baron de Tabley (1762-1827)
sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 7 July 1827, nr. 27
bought by Smith for Sir George Richard Philips, 1st Bt. (born 1789), Weston House, Shipston-on-Stour
bequeathed to his eldest daughter, who married Adam, 2nd earl of Camperdown, Gleneagles, Perthshire
by descent to Robert, 3rd earl of Camperdown (1841-1918), Gleneagles
sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 21 February 1919, nr. 134
with M. Knoedler & Co., London
sold 1920 to Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
gift by 1937 to his daughter, Ailsa Mellon Bruce (1901-1969), New York
bequest 1970 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1970.17.121

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